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    House rookies meet 'new day' the old way

    “Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss”


    — lyrics, “Won't Get Fooled Again” by Pete Townshend, performed by The Who

    The more things change … well, you know the rest …

    Excerpted from “House rookies meet 'new day' the old way” By Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer, The Washington Post, Monday, December 6, 2010
    After Francisco "Quico" Canseco beat Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Tex.) as part of the Republican wave on Nov. 2, the tea party favorite declared: "It's going to be a new day in Washington."

    Two weeks later, Canseco was in the heart of Washington for a $1,000-a-head fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club. The event - hosted by Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) and Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) - was aimed at paying off more than $1.1 million in campaign debts racked up by Canseco, much of it from his own pocket.

    After winning election with an anti-Washington battle cry, Canseco and other incoming Republican freshmen have rapidly embraced the capital's culture of big-money fundraisers, according to new campaign finance reports and other records. …
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    Proving once again that the Tea Party movement has been betrayed by Republicans elected under its banners.
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    Re: House rookies meet 'new day' the old way

    Eh, I don't see this as particularly damning. How else are you supposed to repay $1.1 million in debt?
    I'd be begging for change too!
    *drumbeat*
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    So going to the very Washington special interests that the Tea Party movement railed against is the only way to pay for elections? Huh. Just, huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    So going to the very Washington special interests that the Tea Party movement railed against is the only way to pay for elections? Huh. Just, huh.
    The Tea Party railed against political fund raising? I musta missed that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    So going to the very Washington special interests that the Tea Party movement railed against is the only way to pay for elections? Huh. Just, huh.
    The Tea Party seems to be a lot more "GOVERNMENT BAD" than "SPECIAL INTERESTS BAD." Special interest groups are businesses, and businesses are sacred institutions of America!*

    *when donating to conservative causes
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The Tea Party seems to be a lot more "GOVERNMENT BAD" than "SPECIAL INTERESTS BAD." Special interest groups are businesses, and businesses are sacred institutions of America!*

    *when donating to conservative causes
    Businesses are bad, now?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: House rookies meet 'new day' the old way

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Businesses are bad, now?
    No, why would you say that? What problem do you have with capitalism?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, why would you say that? What problem do you have with capitalism?
    I'm a real live American entreprenuer. I love capitalism.

    I was living the American dream, before the most Liberals government in our history cocked it all up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: House rookies meet 'new day' the old way

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm a real live American entreprenuer. I love capitalism.

    I was living the American dream, before the most Liberals government in our history cocked it all up.
    So where did you get this idea that business is bad?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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